Monday Dec 16
Mass Killings in America Slightly Down, Not Up, Report Shows
A new report that takes a look at mass killings in the United States indicates that, despite the common perception, there has not been a rise in mass killings.
The Miami Herald
Most popular movies portray risky behavior, study says
LOS ANGELES _ A medical journal that recently concluded that violence in movies rated PG-13 is skyrocketing has a new report showing that almost 90 percent of the highest-grossing recent movies have violent characters, more than three-quarters of which also engage in drinking, smoking or sex.
Gun violence more prevalent in PG-13 movies than those rated R
When the first "Die Hard" and "Terminator" movies landed in theaters in the 1980s, both were rated R. But their sequels arrived with PG-13 marks - even though the level of violence had actually escalated.
Press & Sun-Bulletin
Pa. men accused of drinking, shooting mailboxes while driving
Two Rome, Pa., men are facing charges after they were accused of shooting multiple mailboxes and drinking beer while driving, according to Pennsylvania State Police out of Towanda.
The Hunger Games, a Classical Perspective
Artemis, Diana to the Romans, was the Greek goddess of the hunt and woods. She is often depicted as an archer.
Rome on a budget
CHEAP CLASSIC: A marvel of Roman engineering, the Pantheon is a 2000-year old temple-church capped by the world's largest unreinforced concrete dome ... and free to visit.
Open Source Comments
Graham Robb: Rescuing those Celts
Graham Robb , stellar historian and writer, draws on the "archives of the bicycle," much as Simon Schama says he draws on the "archives of the feet," walking battlefields and inaugural parades.
Greeks and Romans: literary influence across languages and ethnicities
How could you have one novel, poem, children's book, that wasn't influenced by others? But people haven't much considered what distinguishes literary interaction that jumps across languages and countries.